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The apartments will be available through shared ownership. Credit: via THT

THT submits plans for 83 Trafford flats

The fully affordable housing scheme is the first wave of homes at Peel L&P’s £1bn Trafford Waters.

Trafford Housing Trust, part of L&Q, is looking to build 83 one- and two-bedroom homes by the Manchester Ship Canal in TraffordCity. IBI designed the two apartment blocks and BWB is attached as the engineer for the scheme.

Subject to Homes England grant funding, all of the flats would be available for shared ownership.

NJL Consulting submitted the application to Trafford Council on behalf of THT. This followed a public consultation, which concluded on 6 November.

Ben Townsend, new business director at THT, said that feedback from the consultation had been “overwhelmingly positive”.

Regarding the application submission, Townsend said: “Trafford Housing Trust is committed to bringing forward housing in Trafford and the North West, and if the application is approved we’re looking forward to working with Peel L&P as part of their wider vision to create a sustainable mixed-use community.”

THT’s apartments would be the first part of the wider Trafford Waters project, which promises to build 3,000 homes, 850,000 sq ft of offices, and more than 100,000 sq ft of amenity space. Trafford Waters also includes a new primary school and 20 acres of open space.

James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s director for development said: “Our vision for Trafford Waters is to provide homes to suit a range of needs and help meet local housing shortages.

“To help create a thriving community, these homes will be built alongside new parkland and public open space with paths and cycleways, a primary school, and other facilities to help attract further investment into Trafford.”

THT’s application had not yet been validated on Trafford Council’s planning portal at the time of publication.

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